Teresa Heinz To Host Panel Discussion
On Climate Change and Energy Policy
PITTSBURGH—Teresa Heinz and a panel of experts at Carnegie Mellon University aim to give the next president of the United States some advice on global warming and energy policy.
"Heinz Talks: Climate Change and Energy Policy — Advice to our Next President," will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20 at the Mellon Institute Auditorium (4400 Fifth Avenue). The conversation, hosted by Heinz and moderated by Moira Gunn, host of National Public Radio's "Tech Nation" and "BioTech Nation," will include Harvard University Professor John Holdren, Carnegie Mellon professors Lee Branstetter and M. Granger Morgan, and Melissa Young, a second-year student in the Heinz School's Master of Public Policy and Management Program and recipient of the school's Otto Davis Scholarship.
The participants will give their perspectives on climate change and energy policy and the resulting impact on economic growth and technological innovation. The discussion will focus on bold and critical recommendations for our next president.
Holdren is the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is also president and director of the non-profit Woods Hole Research Center and the recipient of the 7th annual Heinz Award for Public Policy.
Branstetter is an associate professor of economics and public policy at the Heinz School who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Morgan, an expert on energy efficiency and the environment, is the Lord Chair Professor in Engineering and head of the Engineering and Public Policy Department. He also holds appointments in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and at the Heinz School.
Heinz is recognized as a premier environmental leader and advocate on behalf of women's health and economic security. She is chair of The Heinz Endowments and the Heinz Family Philanthropies. With her husband, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, she is co-author of "This Moment on Earth: Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future." She established the Heinz Awards in 1993 to honor and sustain the legacy of her late husband, U.S. Senator John Heinz, for whom the Heinz School is named.
The Heinz Family Foundation and the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon are sponsoring the panel discussion.